Note: This article was published during IPL 2020, after which T Natarajan was added to India’s squad for ODIs and T20Is in Australia and made his debut in Canberra.

With runs coming thick and fast in this year’s Indian Premier League, the importance of the yorker gained significance. And one of the best exponents of it in the tournament has been Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan.

The 29-year-old left-arm fast bowler from Tamil Nadu has impressed one and all with economical spells for SRH and his ability to bowl accurate yorkers consistently. The highlight of his season will undoubtedly be the sensational delivery he bowled to AB de Villiers in the playoffs.

After being named as a part of the touring contingent to Australia, Natarajan has also made it to the the T20I squad in place of Varun Chakravarthy, who had to miss out due to injury.

Natarajan’s journey to prominence after starting out in poverty from a village in Salem is an inspirational story.

Watch him talk about it here in a mid-season interview with SRH: